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The NIH HEAL Initiative is a NIH effort to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and to enhance pain management. Research from the Helping to End Addiction and other collaborative programs include over 20 distinct programs. These programs are led by 12 NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). The ambitious and intersecting nature of the NIH HEAL Initiative seeks ongoing input and engagement from experts across disciplines and sectors.
The goal of the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative, supported by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, is to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. Beginning in 2010, and continuing over 18 months, Vision 21 projects examined the current framework of the victim assistance field in the United States and explored new and existing challenges facing the field.
This chart outlines elements of the Victims of Crime Act. The Crime Victims Fund (the Fund) was established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984. The Fund is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars.
As part of developing model standards, the Office for Victims of Crime has developed a list of glossary terms for information about specific standards applicable to those terms.
This resource describes the 1998 Adverse Childhood Experiences study. It discusses that science of the study, prevelance and impact of adverse childhood experiences. It also decribes the neurobiology of trauma and stress.
A guide developed by the National Institute of Drug Abuse to help parents talk with their kids about opioid misuse and how it can affect their health and well-being.
This e-publication provides guidelines and suggestions to help victim service practitioners and program administrators improve the quality and consistency of their response to crime victims. Select from the Program Standards, Competency Standards, and Ethical Standards buttons below or use the menu on the left to learn more about the purpose and scope of the standards; how to use the standards to improve crime. victim/survivor survivors; and terms, definitions, and resources related to the standards.